- In the debate about raising the minimum wage, Republican Jack Kingston, who decried the bitter damage that would be done to his family if he were forced to work a full week, argued that people living in poverty have an easy answer? Work more.
- Laurel Republican Dan McGee wants to repeal the two month old ban on immediately becoming a lobbyist after serving in government that was supported overwhelmingly by Montana voters.
- Missouri’s own Conrad Burns moved immediately from the Senate to the other side of the trough taking a lobbying job with his old partner in crime, Leo Giacometto.
- The President’s tax cuts benefit the (gasp!) very wealthy.
- The GOP’s news channel calls a longterm member of the Senate a hostile enemy “here on the home front.”
- Even the members of the military, long politicized by the right, no longer self-identify as Republicans.
- Meanwhile, we are pressing on with an insane escalation in Iraq while 61% of the public opposes it.
Maybe it’s time the left stops ceding ground to the conservatives as the voice of Middle America. Our values are a lot closer to the values of average Americans on every critical issue.